La Grulla, Texas

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La Grulla, Texas
Location of La Grulla, Texas
Location of La Grulla, Texas
Starr County LaGrulla.svg
Coordinates: 26°16′9″N 98°38′49″W / 26.26917°N 98.64694°W / 26.26917; -98.64694Coordinates: 26°16′9″N 98°38′49″W / 26.26917°N 98.64694°W / 26.26917; -98.64694
Country United States
State Texas
County Starr
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,622
 • Density 2,074.2/sq mi (800.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-40288[1]
GNIS feature ID 1339324[2]

La Grulla is a city in Starr County, Texas, United States, founded by Juan Santiago Longoria (5th great grandfather of actress Eva Longoria) in 1836. The population was 1,622 at the 2010 census.


La Grulla is located at 26°16′9″N 98°38′49″W / 26.26917°N 98.64694°W / 26.26917; -98.64694 (26.269278, -98.647067).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square mile (1.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,211 people, 370 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,074.2 people per square mile (806.2/km²). There were 468 housing units at an average density of 801.6 per square mile (311.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.72% White, 0.17% African American, 0.58% Native American, 22.71% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.61% of the population.

There were 370 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,648, and the median income for a family was $18,359. Males had a median income of $15,789 versus $15,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,700. About 34.6% of families and 40.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.2% of those under age 18 and 43.6% of those age 65 or over.


La Grulla is served by the Rio Grande City CISD.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.